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Becoming a climate change lawyer

Alasdair Cameron is a recent graduate from Edinburgh University's Global Environmental and Climate Change Legal Masters Course and now works at the Law Society of England & Wales as their first Climate Change Resource Adviser within their Policy Team. In his blog, Alasdair discusses his academic trajectory as a recent law graduate entering the field of climate change policy.

Cop26: Protest, policing and the law

Following our conference on Policing operations and COP26, our Policy Executive Gillian Mawdsley blogs about some of the issues to consider and highlights some cases arising from individuals making a protest.

Journal editorial September 2021

The draft rules for holding civil court hearings remotely go further than may feel comfortable with – is there a justification?

Lockdown lawyer returning to the office

Melissa Laurie, newly qualified solicitor in the TMIC team at CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang, reflects on her experience of returning to the office.

Terminating training contracts: myth v reality

What happens in the rare occurrences when traineeships go wrong and employers or trainees seek to end the training contract early? Our Head of Education Rob Marrs explains what's involved in the process, why it might (and might not) happen and dispels some common myths.

Journal editorial August 2021

Plans to cut criminal case backlogs need proper consultation with defence lawyers – and a drive to make best use of their time

How trainees can benefit your business

Ally Thomson, Director of Hey Legal, the training and resources platform for the Scottish legal community, examines the many benefits that trainees can bring to a firm or organisation and its employees.

Volunteering as a climate change researcher

Claire McIntyre, a part-time LLB student with the Open University, talks about her experience of volunteering with the university and Environmental Law Foundation as part of a climate change research project.

Journal editorial July 2021

For its positive, dynamic vibe of today, the Society has much to thank Lorna Jack for

Covid: Making or breaking virtual traineeships

Sébastien Flowerdew, a second year trainee solicitor at the Scottish Social Services Council, explores the difficulties organisations face in supporting their trainee solicitors virtually.

What I'm doing on my summer break

University of Glasgow accelerated LLB student Alexandra Lee reveals how she's planning to use her summer holidays to broaden her legal knowledge and skillset through virtual work experience programmes and volunteering.

Journal editorial June 2021

The future of remote civil court hearings will need the same spirit of collegiality that enabled the collective delivery of the process – and some fresh thinking